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Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (White Trash Zombie #2)

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Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right—the zombie mafia.

Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy,
Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition, 320 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by DAW (first published July 1st 2012)
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Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨
This is book two of the series and while I happily (and maybe a bit generously) 5-starred the first one, this was just really disappointing.

I was so excited to read this since I loved the first one so much, but the first 60% of this was dreadfully boring and then I started skimming. The humor wasn't there. It also just isn't as interesting now that Angel is a zombie and eats her brains mixed with stir fry or as toppings on pizza and stuff. It's too neat and tidy.

This turned into basically an in
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
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I didn't like this book quite as much as the first book in the series but I still really enjoyed it. I really think that I enjoyed this one a little more by going the audio route. The narrator is absolutely perfect for this series and really makes the story incredibly entertaining. This was a story that I really looked forward to listening to and proceeded to do so every chance that I could.

One of the things that I loved about the first book
Buddy read with the MacHalo Group on the 7th of August

I absolutely loved the first book in this series - in fact, I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to considering I don't tend to read zombie novels and I'm very squeamish! - so I had incredibly high hopes for Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues. I fully expected this book to be just as awesome but unfortunately it ended up falling a little flat which was really disappointing.

One of the best things about My Life As A White Trash Zombie wa
Apr 29, 2014 Carol. rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: zombie fans
I tend to prefer my zombies shambling. Fast or slow, no matter; it’s the survival/contagion aspect that fascinates me. How else is a hypochondriac supposed to enjoy a disease apocalypse without worrying it could become real? But Diana Rowland has created an unusual take on zombies with her “White Trash Zombie” series featuring a high school dropout who recently discovered she has an unavoidable craving for brains. While it’s definitely escapist entertainment, the unpredictable plotting and an un ...more
Kevin Hearne
Jul 05, 2012 Kevin Hearne rated it it was amazing
Once again I completely loved the character of Angel Crawford. She has serious self-esteem issues but gradually realizes that she's changed—not just from human to zombie, but in her capacity to believe in herself.

The voice is highly entertaining. Angel is comfortable with profanity but also uses words like doof and goob and other words that are simply delightful to say out loud. This is one of my favorite series right now and I can't recommend it enough; looking forward already to book three.
Sep 16, 2013 Katy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all fans of urban fantasy, non-trad zombies, etc.
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Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy/Zombies
Reading Level: Adult

My Thoughts: I really loved the first book in this series, My Life as a White Trash Zombie; it completely changed the idea of zombies, and my thinking about them as well. Angel is a wonderful character, and I’ve been looking forward to this book with eager anticipation. I’m also looking forward to next year’s next book in the series, White Trash Zombie Apocalypse. And from
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
* * * 4.5 Stars * * *

I opened my mouth to tell him he was full of shit, to tell him I knew he'd thrown me under the bus, but all that came out was, "Braaiinns."
Yeah, I was kinda hungry.

My first thought when closing this book was, "Damn, that was good!". There are so many different aspects of the story I enjoyed that initially I couldn't figure out how to begin my review.

Now that I've had a few days to reflect on it, I'm going to start with what impressed me most - Angel's character growth. Thi
I liked the end. The first 75% just felt like nothing was going on. And there were little things like Angel mentioning some dudes wouldn't recognize her out of her coroner's uniform. Look at the cover. Angel is supposed to have a very distinctive look. Little things like that bother the crap out of me. I'll pick up the next one but I'm in no rush.
Christy LoveOfBooks

“Damn, Angel, when are you gonna put some meat on your bones?”
“When you make me a sandwich, bitch.”

Oh, how I love Angel! Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues is a kick-ass sequel that left me craving more.

Angel has been a zombie for a few months now and really enjoys her job at the morgue (not only because of the yummy brains!). Until, that is, some weird shit starts happening and a body is stolen on her watch. Turns out there’s a whole lot more going on in the zombie community than Ang
This was a pretty decent follow up to the first book. I can't say that I enjoyed this one QUITE as much as the first one. There was a lot of repetitive stuff and recapping (which I may have noticed more because I was reading, or listening, to them back to back), and Angel's reactions to things just seemed a little strange and over-reactive, making certain situations seem a little off to me.

For instance, the scene where Angel is brought to Marcus's uncle's house for a party, she understandably f
Jun 07, 2013 Ian rated it really liked it
A Solid 4.5 Stars

After being turned into a zombie in My Life as a White Trash Zombie, Angel returns for another adventure. Just when things are starting to look up for her, her life once again hits the skids.

Her job at the morgue is on the line after a body is stolen on her watch, her relationship with Marcus is on the rocks after he belittles her in front of his uncle. She suspects his uncle, Pietro is something of a zombie mobster who might be in cahoots with a mysterious research facility fr
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Favorite Quote: “We’re all monsters here.”

Angel Crawford has been given a second chance at life as a member of the undead and she’s determined not to blow it. The former junkie and delinquent is now drug and crime free, has a great job with the coroner’s office, and is dating hunky detective, Marcus Ivanov. But Angel’s been waiting for the other shoe to drop, and it drops with a BANG when bodies go missing and an old enemy starts hunti
May 11, 2016 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Another fun read. I enjoy our main character and all her flaws. She makes no apologies. This was a continuation from the first book My Life as a White Trash Zombie, taking place not long after it finished. We had a few new characters, some old ones, we learn a little more about everyone. This was thoroughly enjoyable and I couldn't put it down. I fully intend to read the next book. If you are looking for something different in the zombie genre, I highly recommend what I have read so far. If you ...more
Feb 28, 2016 Suzanne rated it really liked it
I am loving this series, I've seen too many zombie films to say that I can't watch another and that's how I feel about zombie books that I don't want it to be ruined by over doing it, but I can't seem to put the books down, I'm hoping this series gets better as I don't want to read about Angel getting boring or worse, well here goes onto book 3 xx
Dec 31, 2015 Mason rated it really liked it
Going into this book I was highly optimistic. I loved the first book in this series, with well developed characters (specifically the females), and a fresh take on walking corpses. So needless to say I was very excited to read the next installment of Angel's adventures.

And Rowland does not disappoint. Particularly with our main character. Angel has made significant changed to her life in an attempt to improve it's quality. She's working hard at her job, rebuilding the relationship with her dad,
Jul 07, 2012 Ferdy rated it really liked it

Things are finally going well for Angel - she's getting used to her zombie nature, she has a job she loves, a boyfriend that's not a loser, she's finally getting along with her dad and she's working on getting her GED. Of course, good things don't last and it's not long before Angel finds herself in bother again.
After collecting the body of a security guard at a top research lab, Angel is held up at gunpoint at the morgue and told to hand over the body of the securiry guard. As there wer
Elizabeth Drake
Jul 24, 2012 Elizabeth Drake rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-books, zombies

This and other reviews can be found on Reading Between Classes

Cover Impressions: Even if I hadn't read and enjoyed My Life As A White Trash Zombie, this cover would have made me start the series. It is the perfect mix of bad-ass and vulnerable in a completely unexpected scene (are there any other books that feature a punk-chick on a toilet?*) The cover is so detailed that it begs examination and I found myself looking it over every time that I closed the book and noticing new things each time.

Jul 29, 2014 Kaora rated it liked it

My name is Angel, and I'll be your zombie today.

These are the books I love to read when I want something where I don't want to think. Where I want to escape with something witty and fun.

Angel Crawford is a high school drop out, ex-felon who works at the coroner. Did I mention she also likes to eat brains? When a body is stolen from the morgue at gunpoint, Angel is caught up in the middle of a zombie conspiracy.

I can't put too much detail without spoiling the book but know this:
Angel isn't you
Jul 15, 2015 Kimberly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The more time I spend with Angel the more I love this southern zombie chic. The girl is bright, doesn't take any shit and her Nancy Drew skills at solving mysteries makes me giddy. Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues mystery thread ties into Ed and the beheaded zombies in book one. This book has it all- a secret lab testing zombies, hunters and boyfriend problems. Rowland added more depth, new characters and more complication for our girl. Rowland creates a tight tale and the more time I spen ...more
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
May 22, 2015 Jeann (Happy Indulgence) rated it really liked it
I've binge read this series in the last two days. The writing is just so easy to get into!

While Angel Crawford was more down on herself in the first book, she's come a long way since being turned into a zombie. I loved seeing elements of her character's vulnerability and self deprecation, mixing with the confidence in knowing that she cares for others and that she's more human than others. Angel really does kick ass in this installment, and there are some fantastic action scenes that she experi
Sep 02, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Full Review at Tenacious Reader:

3.5 stars

I enjoyed this one, but did feel I enjoyed it a bit less than the first one. I don’t know if some of that is just do to experiencing the world for the the first time, and also going into the first book with no expectations. That means everything is a surprise. But in this one, I’m already familiar with Angel, I appreciate her humor, but have started to expect it. I also felt like the first book had a simpler plot,
Michael (Mai)
Jan 18, 2016 Michael (Mai) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, audiobook
Why I listened to this: Why wouldn’t I? I absolutely loved White Trash Zombie. It’s my favorite book of 2015 so far. I also love Allison McLemore. She is an amazing narrator and really captures Angel’s essence with her performance.

What I thought: First off, I was terrified of reading this. Recently, every time I read a book two in a series that I love, I become completely devastated. Second installments murder so many of the series that I like. Not this one. Not my Angel Crawford. She lives up t
Wow. I can't belive I'm actually tempted to give a book featuring a brain eating zombie 5 ;-) TEMPTED, but still holding out. After all, brains are fairly gross...

This was one action packed novel, full of grisly murders, conspiracies, cover-ups, a suspicious mobster(?) uncle and some truly hilarious moments. (Braaaaains.) Life as zombie may have its perks, but I truly felt sorry for Angel when one particular, high-level zombie threw her to the wolves like that. It's hard to improve ourselves whe
May 01, 2015 E. rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-books
This was #2 in the series. It didn't deal so much with Angel's own self discovery, but with her relationship with the world. In book #1 someone's hunting zombies and taking their heads. In #2 we find out why. Angel is captured, but at least left whole.
The bad guys lock her in a facility and make her do some pretty rough stuff, in the name of science of course.
"Remove your clothes"
"The hell I will!"
"It's will not be raped. No necrophiliacs here. "
"...necrophiliacs ?...what tha f
Feb 24, 2016 Valerie rated it really liked it
I have to admit, when I first heard of this series I thought it was more than a little gimicky. Perhaps it is. I found myself really enjoying the first book, My Life as a White Trash Zombie and yet, I still was not convinced. With Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues I am sold. This series has a lovely tone of snarky humor running through a surprisingly well crafted plot.

One thing to note, when your heroine starts out as a white trash zombie, there is a lot of room for character growth. Rowlan
Douglas Meeks
Jul 05, 2012 Douglas Meeks rated it it was amazing
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (White Trash Zombie, #2)Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I did a marathon reading of Even White Trash Zombies get the Blues and was surprised to find it was exceptional. Obviously, the zombie bit might be a turnoff for some folks but this is an awesome UF novel and I loved it. Angel is trying to get her life turned around since she is now a zombie (My Life as A White Trash Zombie) and gets involved in some high level murder and mystery. Ms Rowland has done an amazing job of
Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres*

". . . Sweet zombie Jesus, I was fucking invincible."

Angel is back and as mouthy as ever in this sequel to last year's breakout hit, My Life As A White Trash Zombie. This one definitely has a bit of a different feel to it, with Rowland giving Angel some room to grow up. While the first book centered heavily on Angel learning about being a zombie, Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues shows Angel getting to know herself as a person.

The story picks up only a couple weeks after the end of the prev
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Jan 27, 2014 Carmel (Rabid Reads) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

I listened to the first two installments in Diana Rowland’s WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE series back-to-back after having absolutely freaking loved book one only to find myself wishing that I hadn’t. As much as I enjoyed EVEN WHITE TRASH ZOMBIES GET THE BLUES, I couldn’t help but feel a twinge of disappointment after the high I had experienced with the first novel. The zombie 101 elements that were prevalent in the earlier installment were mostly absent and this series’ story arc w
Shy The WidowMaker
Jul 06, 2013 Shy The WidowMaker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audios
Ok this is another one that listened to on audio. I have come to learn that this is the only way I want to read this series as the narrator is really amazing to me. We pick this book up with Angel continuing to adjust to life as a zombie. She is still working and surviving and just being Angel really. I think one of the main reasons I love this series is Angel. She is really just the average girl that caught a bad break and is now trying to turn her life around. I love seeing her continue to gro ...more
Reread April 2015


This series is so, so fun. I picked up the first two books on sale on Audible and I was instantly hooked. The narrator, Allison McLemore, does an awesome job capturing all of the different characters - each voice was distinct and believable. As for story, I loved Angel, the heroine, who is a hot mess until she nearly dies and wakes up as a zombie. Becoming undead allows her to finally pull her life together. She's a strong, fierce, imperfect heroine who is easy to ro
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“I opened my mouth to tell him he was full of shit, to tell him I knew he'd thrown me under the bus, but all that came out was, "Braaiinns.” 7 likes
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